Below are daily writing prompts for the month of February. The majority of the prompts are related to the various events on our February Events Calendar. These events include birthdays, holidays, monthly celebrations, and important dates in history. Some of the dates include two different writing prompts to choose from. You can download a PDF form of the writing prompt.
Even though your students may not be in class all the days of February, use the prompts from those days as additional writing practice.
Don't forget to also print a copy of our February Events Calendar. This will help you utilize the daily writing prompts.
We also have many other February Activities, Lesson Plans and Resources.
February 1st is “National Freedom Day.” In your own words, what does it mean to be free? PDF
On February 1, 1790, the first meeting of the U.S. Supreme Court was held. What type of person do you think it takes to be a member of the Supreme Court? What type of qualities must they have? Be sure to explain your thinking. PDF
Today is “Ground Hog Day.” If Punxsutawney Phil sees his shadow, that means we are in for six more weeks of winter. If Phil does not see his shadow, we will have an early spring. Make your own prediction about what Phil will, or won’t, see. Be sure to explain your prediction. PDF
On this day in 1821, Elizabeth Blackwell, the first woman doctor, was born. What type of obstacles do you think she had to overcome in order to reach her goal of being the first woman doctor? PDF
Each year the Super Bowl takes place on the 2nd Sunday of February. This football game features the season’s best two teams. There are always special events and musical performances around the event. If you were asked to plan this year’s Super Bowl, what would the event look like and why?. PDF
On this day in 1913, Rosa Parks was born. In 1955, Rosa Parks was arrested and fined for not giving up her seat on the bus to a white passenger. Many people admired her for her confidence and bravery. If you had been Rosa Parks in this situation, would have done the same thing? Why or why not? PDF
On February 4, 1902, Charles Lindbergh was born. In 1927, Lindbergh became the first person to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. He made this trip in his planed which was called “The Spirit of St. Louis.” What do you think this great voyage must have been like? PDF
February 5th is “Disaster Day.” Over the past several years, think about the natural disasters that have taken place in your area, in your state, in your country, and around the world. What do you think has been the greatest natural disaster and why? PDF
Today is National Bird Day. Keep track of all the birds you see today. Use the Internet or a bird identification book to identify them. PDF
Mardi Gras is a Christian festival that takes place on “Fat Tuesday, the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday. It refers to the old custom of eating all the fats in the house before Lent, which is a time when something (like a bad habit) is given up. What would you be willing to give up for one day, week, month, or year? Explain your thinking. PDF
On February 6, 1895, Babe Ruth was born. Many people consider Babe Ruth to be the “Best Baseball Player Ever.” What is something that you hope people would someday remember you by as the “Best Ever?” PDF
On this day in 1935, the Monopoly board game went on sale in stores. Use a current topic you are studying and design your own game, similar to the format of Monopoly. (If time permits, you can also build the game.) PDF
On February 7, 1812, author Charles Dickens was born. During interviews later in his life, Dickens mentioned that memories from his childhood helped him create his fictional stories. What are some memories of your childhood that could someday be turned into great works of fiction? PDF
On February 8, 1910, the Boy Scouts organization was founded. Clubs and organizations are a great way to learn important skills. What types of clubs and/or organizations do you belong to? What are some of the skills that you have learned? If you don’t belong to one, which club would you like to join? PDF
On this day in 1894, Hershey’s Chocolate Company was founded. If the President of Hershey’s asked you to create a new Hershey candy product, what would that product be? Don’t forget to include the ingredients, the candy’s name, and the type of packaging your new product. PDF
February 10th is “Umbrella Day.” You have been asked by the governor to design an umbrella that will represent your state. What type of a design would you create and why? Be sure to include a sketch. PDF
Today is “National Inventors’ Day” in honor of Thomas Edison who was born on this day in 1847. What do you believe to have been the best invention ever created and why? PDF
Today is “White T-Shirt Day.” If you were given a plain, white shirt to decorate, how would you decorate it and why? Be sure to include a sketch of your design. PDF
On February 12, 1809, Abraham Lincoln was born. Lincoln was the 16th President of the United States. From the age of 7 to 21, Abe lived on his family farm in Indiana. What do you think farm life in the early 1800s might have been like? PDF
Today is “Get a Different Name Day.” Some of you may know why you have the name you do, or what your name means. If you could give yourself a different name just for today, what would it be and why would select that name? PDF
February 14th is “Ferris Wheel Day” in honor of George Washington Gale Ferris’ birthday. Today you can find a Ferris wheel at most any amusement park or carnival. When you visit an amusement park or carnival, what is your favorite ride and why? PDF
Today is Valentine’s Day. The history behind this day isn’t known for sure, but some people believe it’s based on a love letter that was written by Saint Valentine. Write a love letter to someone in your family letting them know how much they mean to you. PDF
On this day in 1820, Susan B. Anthony was born. Anthony was known for her work with the women’s civil rights movement in the mid-1800s. Why do think it was so important for the women of that time to have the same rights as men? PDF
On this day in 1923, the burial chamber of King Tutankhamun, also known as King Tut, was opened. A magnificent gold mask was discovered inside. Within the tomb they also discovered furniture, statues, clothes, a chariot, and various other objects. Why do you think these items were buried with King Tut? Explain your thinking. PDF
February 17th is “Random Acts of Kindness Day.” Make a list of 5-10 acts of kindness that you can perform over the next week or month. You may also want to keep track of acts that you do, but were not on your list. Remember, you can help anyone…young, old, family, friend, stranger. Your random act can be as simple as picking up and returning an item someone dropped. PDF
President’s Day is celebrated on the third Monday of February. Pretend you are the President of the United States for a day. Write a short speech about what you would do to make the country a better place. What laws would you create? How would you help people? Share your ideas and why you think they are important for our country. PDF
On this day in 1930, Pluto, a former planet, was discovered. What is your personal opinion about the scientist no longer considering Pluto to be the ninth planet? Do you think they are correct? Or do you think Pluto should have remained a planet? PDF
On this day in 1968, "Mr. Roger's Neighborhood" debuted. This popular children's television show shared many lessons with its viewers. If you could create your own television show for kids, what type of show would you have and what would the show be called? PDF
On February 20, 1962, John Glenn orbited the Earth in the Friendship 7 space capsule. He was the first American to orbit the Earth. What do you think it must have been like for John Glenn during this orbit? What did he see? How or what was he feeling? PDF
Today is “Love Your Pet Day.” If you could have any type of pet, what would you want and why? PDF
On this day in 1732, George Washington, our first President, was born. What do you think were the advantages and/or disadvantages to being our country’s first President? PDF
Today is “Be Humble Day.” Use the dictionary to look up the definition of humble and write it in your own words. Next, list 5-10 ways that you can personally be humble. PDF
February is “American Heart Month.” Write a short letter to a friend or family member, sharing three things you can do to keep your heart strong and happy. Include why it's important to take care of our hearts and how these habits can make us feel good! PDF
February is “National Dental Health Month.” Create a list of ten (10) things that you can do to help keep your teeth and mouth healthy. PDF
February 25th is “Quiet Day.” Create a list of at least ten (10) activities that you could do being completely QUIET! PDF
On this day in 1846, Pony Express Rider William F. Cody was born. What do you think someone during that time period would think about today’s popular method of communication – email? PDF
Today is “Polar Bear Day.” Imagine you are a polar bear living in the icy Arctic. Write a short story about a day in your life. What do you eat? How do you stay warm in the cold weather? What adventures do you have in the frozen land of snow and ice? PDF
On this day in 1849, gold seekers arrived in San Francisco, California. What type of qualities or characteristics do you believe these early folks needed to have as they set off for unknown adventures? Explain your thinking. PDF
Today is "Leap Day." A leap year is a year that contains one additional day, making it 366 days instead of the usual 365. This extra day, known as a leap day, is added to the calendar to keep it synchronized with the astronomical year. Would you like to have been born on February 29th? Why or why not? PDF
DISCLAIMER: We have provided “suggested” grade levels for some of our writing daily prompts. These suggestions are made based on the content of the prompt, the interest level of the topic, or the level of background knowledge needed to have the most success possible with the prompt. Please remember that these are suggestions only and each prompt can be modified as needed by you, the teacher. Don’t hesitate to get creative and rework the prompt to best fit the age/needs of your students!
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